Aussie bikini designer sick of everyone 'being offended'

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Aussie bikini designer and influencer Karina Irby has called out people for being “too sensitive” after being trolled by those “offended” by her honest posts online.

“People these days are too sensitive and I don’t know where it’s come from,” Karina tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

Sharing a bikini snap with her one million Instagram followers, Karina said she hated how sensitive people have become on the internet.

“When did everyone get so hyper sensitive and offended by absolutely everything,” she captioned the image.

“I fart. You’re offended. I’m bloated. You’re offended. I blink. You’re offended.

“I’m at the point where I actually don’t know what I can post on MY Instagram to not upset someone.”


All of Karina’s posts are about loving your body, positive body image, and absolute relatable honesty, which makes it even more confusing that people would be offended by her images and message.

“Even though my booty is out (SORRY! Not really though) this is a positive photo. My eczema is SOOO GOOOD right now so I wanted to show it off,” she concluded the post.

The Moana Bikini designer says the response to the post has been largely positive.

“The response has been good, but as you can see it’s still triggered a lot of people,” she tells us.

And plenty of fans have applauded her for calling out the trolls.

“Please keep it up, your honesty helps so many people understand and feel good about themselves,” one person commented.


“This is YOUR space girl, post whatever you want! If someone doesn’t like it then they don’t have to be following you,” another added.

The backlash which prompted Karina to take a stand, initially came in response to a previous post where she shared funny side-by-side photos featuring a porn star.

“I posted it because of the reaction I received from the Karina vs porn star photo,” Karina tells us.

“A lot of people saw the humour and joke of it all, and the other half were just offended. Here I am literally making fun of myself and I’m still getting hated on!”

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